The TDC (Total Direct Cost) base covers all direct costs charged to the sponsor. Before the calculation of indirect costs (R-D), nothing is excluded from the database. This basis is generally used when a sponsor refuses to pay the indirect costs/research and development rates approved by the Berkeley Confederation and a declaration of rawl waiver is granted by the university. If the project takes place on the Texas State field (at least 51% of the time), the rate is applied on campus. If project activities take place off-campus in out-of-state institutions (including projects for which lease payments are billed directly to the project and at least 51% of the time), the A-Campus rate is applied. If the developer does not have a written directive that applies to all applicants, the Texas State-approved rate and the base apply. If circumstances require that travel is below an official rate, you justify why this happens (for example. B be able to stay with a parent or share resources among members of the research team). There are also some accepted differences for the inclusion of additional resources, such as increased security needs. Always follow agency guidelines on direct costs in proposal budgets. The typical categories of other direct costs are listed below. For publicly funded projects, postage, local telephone fees and subscriptions can only be charged if they are specifically approved by the Agency.
Fringe rates of return are negotiated under the OU General Tariff Agreement. The rate of a person on a proposal depends on their appointment to OR. If it is a full-time appointment, two rates are possible, one with the OTRS pension and the other without. ORS uses the full sentence with the retreat on each proposal, unless the IP informs us of something else. If your application requires a breakdown or information on what is in the marginal tariff, contact your Proposal Development Specialist (SDP). Before the funds of an UH sponsor can be paid to another company, it is necessary to determine whether the participating unit is a “contractor” or a “subcontractor.” It is necessary to properly classify subcontractors and contractors at the proposal stage to ensure that the appropriate basis is used for the calculation of indirect costs (R-D).